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  • Jodie Mae

Bitten by the Travel Bug

OK I'm not sure if you've noticed through my previous blog posts or my Instagram but I've severely been bitten by a swarm of travel bugs! And the only way to cure this infection of mine is a plane ticket!

For some unknown reason, Thailand was never high on my bucket list. It wasn't until I watched an episode of Amazing Race (the source to a lot of my trips) did I start to gain an interest. I began researching, and the more I researched by reading blogs and travel guides my interest just kept growing. I was particularly attracted to the sounds of Koh Samui. I mean, palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforests, plus luxe resorts and posh spas - who wouldn't be attracted to that! Because our latest trips to Japan and then to California had been in their winter and both trips were so heavily packed of things to do and places to see (You know those trips where you need a holiday from your holiday) we were craving for some warmth and less hectic. 

We had just gotten back from California when the invitation to travel to Singapore dropped into our inbox. Qantas had a promotion that was just too hard to pass up... so you know we had to scoop that deal right up! To take advantage of the situation even more, we extended our trip by 5 days to add Koh Samui - ummm...BEST DECISION EVER!

So what does one do when she's about to travel to warm, tropical places and the only trips she's travelled to lately were to cold climates, meaning majority of her wardrobe is filled with winter clothes because that's what she bought for those trips and then bought more when she was overseas (phew, out of breath) - she goes shopping of course! With fashion, it's best to make a statement right. With that in my mind, I wanted a look which effortlessly screamed "I'm on vacation." A bold and bright look embodying a girl sitting by the beach, cocktail in hand with another on standby, free and ready for some fun. I knew exactly where to go....

Whether on vacation or not, Camilla resort wear allows you to travel sans passport. She's known mainly for her kaftans. You may recall Oprah wearing one for an evening event in Sydney when she toured Australia for her talk show. Kaftans are global iconic staples of resort wear as it automatically takes your look on a journey to exotic destinations. Camilla has really expanded her range since she launched in 2004. On top of kaftans, she now has dresses, jackets, pants, playsuits, bags and swimwear. It took 6 trips to the change room to find the right one for me due to the array of choices in so many amazing patterns...but I found it and it's featured here in this photostory. Now this may not be a kaftan as I initially planned to get but I can honestly say it's totally me. This "Tiny Dancer" drop shoulder playsuit showcases the captivating beauty of ancient Indian textile work in an opulent, one of a kind print. All of Camilla's pieces are crafted from the softest most durable silk and embellished with sparkling crystals and jewels. The unique intricate patterns allow each piece to speak for itself making it very easy to style. To complete this look I paired the playsuit with brass toned chandelier earrings with turquoise gems which I bought in Koh Samui for only $12! The earrings match with the touch of turquoise found in this pattern. Adding stacked brass bangles would have worked nicely as well, along with ankle strapped high heels in either a black patent or a metallic.   

This fun, flirty and playful look just made me feel so happy that I was dancing anywhere and everywhere to the beat of my own drum! Have you ever felt this way about an outfit? Let me know in the comment section below if you agree and describe. 

Stay tuned for upcoming posts as I share more stories on my Koh Samui and Singapore trip. Thanks for reading xoxo


Playsuit: Camilla; Earrings: Bought in Thailand, similar or suggest


Shoes: Ankle strapped heels, suggest; Accessories: Stacked bangles, suggest


On vacation to a tropical island 

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